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Faith and diversity

The Army believes in being the best. All that matters is that you’re ready to learn new skills and work hard as part of the team. The Army does not accept discrimination of any kind by anyone. So, no matter what your ethnic background, race, religion, gender or sexual orientation, when you join we’ll give you the support you need to succeed.

Faith in the Army

Spiritual advisors serve with most units, offering help and guidance to soldiers at home and overseas. Padres are Christian ministers, but they support soldiers of any faith as well as those who have no religious beliefs at all. There are also Armed Forces Chaplains of the Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim, Jewish and Sikh faiths and a network of religious advisors. The Army always try to help you observe the customs of your faith.

Respect for others

The Army is a team and relies on different people with different skills working together towards a common goal. Discrimination, harassment and bullying stop soldiers from achieving their potential, damages unity and reduces operational effectiveness. They are not tolerated under any circumstances. In the Army you have a duty to treat everyone with respect. In return, you can expect to be treated the same way.
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UK Armed Forces Humanist Association

The UK Armed Forces Humanist Association (UKAFHA) is a growing body of servicemen and women, their families, veterans and civilian members of the MOD who seek to represent the interests of all those who subscribe to non-religious beliefs. Humanism is an ethics of fellowship of those who work and serve together. It is about the mutual trust that forges strong and enduring bonds of comradeship that underlie our duty to one another and our community.

Find out how you could keep learning throughout your Army career.